Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Paddy Kelly’s Brew on Frailing Banjo

The Irish Pub Song Of The Day this time around is Paddy Kelly’s Brew. I really enjoy this song there is a history of this “endeavor” in my family! :-)

Grab your instrument and play along!

Paddy Kelly’s Brew MP3

Paddy Kelly’s Brew PDF

PADDY KELLY’S BREW

Paddy [G]Kelly is my name, making [C]poteen is my [G]game

And I live away up there behind the [D7]hill

I can [G]make a drop that’s pure and there’s [C]nothing it won’t [G]cure

It surpasses any [D7]medicine or [G]pill

Chorus:

For it [C]tastes as sweet as honey as it [G]trickles down your throat

It looks as clear and pure as morning [D7]dew

It can [G]make a fellow sing though he [C]didn’t have a [G]note

Won’t you try a drop of [D7]Paddy Kelly’s [G]Brew

It can cure your rheumatism, it can cure a wheezy chest
It can cure you of the gout and gallstones too
It cures toothache, headache, backache, falling hair and all the rest
Fallen arches, corns and bunions and the flu

Any summer day you’ll find me poaching salmon in the glen
Or setting snares for rabbits on the hill
But the nicest thing of all is when evening shadows fall
Just to watch those bottles filling from my still

I’ve a pound or two to spend, I’ve a bottle for a friend
I’ve got customers galore who buy my brew
At a wedding or a wake, I supply the stuff they take
And I keep a good supply the whole year through

Now, I know you will confess that the world is in a mess
And the politicians don’t know what to do
I’ll supply them with a plan that will cure the ills of man
Throw away the guns and hand out Kelly’s Brew

p5rn7vb

Playing along with Dad….and Kelly

30 January 2011

Wes, Willia & AliceI got this great email from my friend Wes which included this picture. It seems that when his girls Willa and Alice hear my voice when he’s playing along to the Folk Song Of The Week, they come running and join in with their Dad!

I have to say that Willa has song great “air banjo” technique and Alice seems to be singing right along! You gotta start ‘em young!!! :-)

See you all later,

Kelly

a small clawhammer banjo book – free from Mat Martin

I received an email from Mat Martin in the UK and he has authored a great book on Clawhammer Banjo, a small clawhammer banjo book.

Mat’s done a great job and the book is free as a pdf download. You can find Mat’s work at http://www.matmartin.co.uk/music.html.

I really encourage everyone to check this out!

Folk Song Of The Week – Let The Train Blow The Whistle – Accompaniment for Frailing Banjo

I was blessed to have Joel Simpson join me once again for The Folk Song Of The Week. Playing frailing banjo on Let The Train Blow The Whistle is fun and it’s a great song to sing.

Play along and have fun, fun, fun!

Let The Train Blow The Whistle MP3

Let The Train Blow The Whistle (PDF)

Let The Train Blow The Whistle

I don’t [G]want no aggravation

When my train has left the station

If you’re [C]there or not, I may not even [G]know

Have a round and [Bm]remember

Things we [C]did that weren’t so [G]tender

Let the train blow the [D7]whistle when I [G]go

On my guitar sell tickets
So someone can finally pick it
And tell the girls down at the Ritz I said hello
Tell the gossipers and liars I will see them in the fire
Let the train blow the whistle when I go

Let her [C]blow, let her [G]blow

Long and [G]loud and hard and happy

Let her [D7]blow

No [G]regrets, all my [Bm]debts will be [C]paid

When I get [G]laid

Let her blow, let her [D7]blow, let her [G]blow

You’ll be left without excuses
For the evils and abuses
Down to today from years and years ago
And have yourself another toke
From my basket full of smoke
And let the train blow the whistle when I go

Folk Songs For The 5-String Banjo Vol 1!

I put it on the back burner for too long, so I am happy to announce that Folk Songs For The 5-String Banjo Vol 1 will be released on February 20th! Why on a Sunday? Because that’s my birthday!!

Just like, Irish Pub Songs For The 5-String Banjo, Vol 1, this book is the first in a series. Once again you will get 20 great songs with tablature for Open G tuning on frailing banjo on some of the best folk songs in the world.

I will be posting more updates as they become available, so stay tuned and remember that it’s less than a month away!

Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Wild Rover – Accompaniment for Frailing Banjo

Joel Simpson joined me once again on guitar to help out with some accompaniment for frailing banjo on the Irish Pub Song Of The Day, Wild Rover.

Play along and have fun!

Wild Rover MP3

Wild Rover(PDF)

THE WILD ROVER

Chorus: And it’s [D]no, nay, never, [G]no, nay, never, no [C]more,

Will I [G]play the wild [C]rover, no, [D]never no [G]more

I’ve been a wild rover for [C]many’s the [D7]year,

And I’ve [G]spent all my money on [D7]whiskey and [G]beer,

But now I’m returning with [G]gold in great [C]store,

And I [G]never will play the wild [D7]rover no [G]more.

(Chorus)

I went into an alehouse I used to frequent,
And I told the landlady my money was spent,
I asked her for credit, she answered me
“Nay, such a custom as yours I can have every day.”

(Chorus)

I then took from my pocket ten sovereigns bright,
And the landlady’s eyes opened wide with delight,
She says, “I have whiskies and wines of the best,
And the words that I told you were only in jest.”

(Chorus)

I’ll go home to my parents, confess what I’ve done,
And I’ll ask them to pardon their prodigal son,
And when they’ve caressed me as oft times before,
The I never will play the wild rover no more.

Folk Song Of The Week – Let The Train Blow The Whistle on Frailing Banjo

This is one of my favorites. This used to be part of our hour long train medley. We would perform for an hour straight going from one train song into another for a solid hour! It was fun and I used to start laughing watching audience members dance until they almost fell down from exhaustion.

Let The Train Blow The Whistle is the Folk Song Of The Week and the only thing that you may find tricky on frailing banjo is the B minor chord. Don’t worry, you don’t have to move out of the chord position to get a melody note.

Have fun!

Let The Train Blow The Whistle MP3

Let The Train Blow The Whistle (PDF)

Let The Train Blow The Whistle

I don’t [G]want no aggravation

When my train has left the station

If you’re [C]there or not, I may not even [G]know

Have a round and [Bm]remember

Things we [C]did that weren’t so [G]tender

Let the train blow the [D7]whistle when I [G]go

On my guitar sell tickets
So someone can finally pick it
And tell the girls down at the Ritz I said hello
Tell the gossipers and liars I will see them in the fire
Let the train blow the whistle when I go

Let her [C]blow, let her [G]blow

Long and [G]loud and hard and happy

Let her [D7]blow

No [G]regrets, all my [Bm]debts will be [C]paid

When I get [G]laid

Let her blow, let her [D7]blow, let her [G]blow

You’ll be left without excuses
For the evils and abuses
Down to today from years and years ago
And have yourself another toke
From my basket full of smoke
And let the train blow the whistle when I go

Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Wild Rover on Frailing Banjo

The Irish Pub Song Of The Day is Wild Rover. This is a great song for frailing banjo!! It’s an all time favorite song for drunken patrons to sing along with. If you do it right, you will only have to sing the chorus once and the audience will sing it for you.

Wild Rover

Wild Rover(PDF)

THE WILD ROVER

Chorus: And it’s [D]no, nay, never, [G]no, nay, never, no [C]more,

Will I [G]play the wild [C]rover, no, [D]never no [G]more

I’ve been a wild rover for [C]many’s the [D7]year,

And I’ve [G]spent all my money on [D7]whiskey and [G]beer,

But now I’m returning with [G]gold in great [C]store,

And I [G]never will play the wild [D7]rover no [G]more.

(Chorus)

I went into an alehouse I used to frequent,
And I told the landlady my money was spent,
I asked her for credit, she answered me
“Nay, such a custom as yours I can have every day.”

(Chorus)

I then took from my pocket ten sovereigns bright,
And the landlady’s eyes opened wide with delight,
She says, “I have whiskies and wines of the best,
And the words that I told you were only in jest.”

(Chorus)

I’ll go home to my parents, confess what I’ve done,
And I’ll ask them to pardon their prodigal son,
And when they’ve caressed me as oft times before,
The I never will play the wild rover no more.

Chicagoland Acoustic Jam Pictures!

KatelynnScott's BanjoJoel SmilingKelly and KatelynnDr. ScottKatelynn MoxonColonel PlayingHeadstockKelly Griner on GuitarJoel Simpson on MandolinColonel on Fiddleguitar and banjoMarcelguitar and banjoBanjo and SongsDr. Scott was kind enough to take pictures at The Chicagoland Acoustic Jam. I always mean to, but never seem to get around to it. At least we have photographic proof that the Colonel showed up just after we stopped filming, of course.

Chicagoland Acoustic Jam – Recording is Online!

For those of you that missed the streaming of The Chicagoland Acoustic jam, it is now online and can be watched in it’s entirety. We had a couple of no shows due to illness and then The Colonel arrived 2 mintues after we stopped filming! Just his luck. (He did get there just in time for Dr. Scott’s chicken….hmmmm?)

I left the monitor on during the first song, so you hear some clashing sound until I turn it off. Joel and I will be working on getting better sound for next month, but all in all, it was fun and hopefully the experiment will continue.

See you all later.

Watch live streaming video from irishbanjo at livestream.com
 Page 1 of 3  1  2  3 »
Powered by Wordpress   |   Lunated designed by ZenVerse